The Asia Center
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Henry Kissinger's Deadly Legacy
Henry Kissinger, who died on Nov. 29, 2023 was a prominant American politician whose legacy was intertwined with Carpet-bombing in Cambodia which helped give rise to a genocidal regime, as well as the part he played during the bloody period of Bangladesh history.
Sophal Ear, Associate Professor in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, authored an article in the Conversation on Henry Kissinger's bombing campaign. Please click here to read the full article: "Henry Kissinger's bombing campaign likely killed hundreds of thousands of Cambodians - and set path for the ravages of the Khmer Rouge."
Photo Credit: "28 Sep 1970, Paris, France --- Henry Kissinger at Vietnam War Meeting in Paris" by Tommy Japan 79 is licensed under CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/?ref=openverse.
Sage Family Scholarship Talk and Information Session
Want to know how you can explore Southeast Asia on a travel scholarship? Join us for an engaging conversation with our Sage Scholar, Zachary Whaley, as he shares his experience in Indonesia researching coral reef fisheries and their role in the food security of coastal communities during his trip with the Sage scholarship funding. This will be followed by a short information session on the up-coming scholarship application that is due in February. To register, please click here.
How China's Future Looked in the Past: Podcast
Featured on the China Book Review Podcast, this episode on Chen Hansheng, one of China's first social scientists, tells the full story of how China's future was envisioned by the early revolutionaries. In this episode, Dr. Stephen R. MacKinnon lays out Chen's remarkable story.
Stephen R. MacKinnon is an emeritus professor of 20th century Chinese history, and former director of the Center for Asian Studies at Arizona State University. He used to live in China, which has been the focus of his work since the early 1960s. He has written dozens of articles and edited volumes, and is the author of five books on China, including Chen Hansheng: China’s Last Romantic Revolutionary (The Chinese University of Hongkong, 2023) which is the focus of this podcast.
Arizona and Asia
Did you know that Arizona exported $9.5 Billion of Good and Services to the Indo-Pacific? Or that there are almost 307,000 Asian American live in this State? 73% of all international students in the state are from the Indo-Pacific and they spent $528M in 2020 alone. Please visit the East-West Center for more information.
Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship
ASU offers an annual scholarship of $4,000 for an undergraduate student to spend several weeks traveling in Southeast Asia, ordinarily (but not necessarily) over the summer. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student during the Spring Semester 2024 and have completed 56 hours, or four semesters, of study.
Deadline: February 29, 2024